Walmart Launches Refurbishment Program

More companies are becoming environmentally conscious, and making efforts to reduce waste. Tech giants like Apple and Samsung have implemented post consumer materials in manufacturing, reduced packaging or use recycled materials for packaging, and use recycled metals in manufacturing new devices. Others such as Amazon and eBay have announced similar refurbishment and certification programs, and…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (7/5-7/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including a California EPR bill recently signed into law, details on Apple’s refurbished Mac Studio sales, and the environmental services of proper IT asset disposition.  California EPR Bill Signed into Law  During the last 3 years, Senate Bill 54 , the Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act…

Environmental Services of Proper IT Asset Disposition

As the waste crisis continues to be a major issue, and many companies are becoming more environmentally conscious. Several have made statements proclaiming changes to their products such as biodegradable or reusable shopping bags. However, one type of waste many are still unaware of is electronic waste. E-waste accounts for 70 percent of the world’s…

Apple Sells Refurbished Mac Studio Models

Apple is known for its luxurious, though extremely expensive Apple products, as well as its restrictive repair policy that used to prevent third party repair shops from being able to repair Apple devices. In the past, the tech giant has found itself in hot water over false environmental claims after announcing that the company was…